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County buys front-end loader
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Warren County’s Sanitation Department will soon receive a new hydraulically actuated partial pack front-end loader. Members of the county’s Financial Management Committee voted to purchase a 2014 Mack MRU 613 with Heil Dura Pack, Half Pack FEL for the department at a cost of $216,998 from Stringfellow Inc. of Nashville.The agreed upon bid was not the lowest bid submitted to the board. Bids submitted were:• $212,900 - 2014 Mack MRU 613 with New Way Mammoth FEL - Municipal Equipment, Inc. - Chassis in Stock, 60-day delivery• $214,898 - 2013 Mack MRU 613 with Heil Dura Pack, Half Pack FEL - Stringfellow, Inc. - 30-45-day delivery• $216,976 - 2014 Mack MRU 613 with New Way Mammoth FEL - Municipal Equipment, Inc. - Chassis to be ordered from Mack of Nashville, 30-45-day delivery• $216,998 - 2014 Mack MRU 613 with Heil Dura Pack, Half Pack FEL - Stringfellow, Inc. - Chassis in stock, 30-45-day delivery• $220,871 - 2014 Mack MRU 613 with Wayne Titan FEL - CMI Equipment Sales, Inc. - Delivery date not indicated• $221,824 - 2014 Mack MRU 613 with Heil Dura Pack, Half Pack FEL - Stringfellow, Inc. - Chassis to be ordered from Mack of Nashville, 30-45-day deliveryThe committee consulted with Sanitation Department director Steve Hillis and asked his opinion on the bids.Hillis said he would not recommend CMI Equipment Sales based on past history with the company.

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